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Minnesota schools leave NCAA to form state sanctioning body
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ST. PAUL - In a stunning move that could spur other moves, the state of Minnesota is creating it's own collegiate athletic association for it's colleges and universities in 2021.

The new organization will be called the Minnesota Collegiate Athletic Association, comprised of members from the current Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, and the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference. The University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus will remain in the NCAA due to it's commitments to the Big Ten Conference.

The UMAC's lone remaining member, the University of Wisconsin, Superior, will rejoin the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The remaining members of the NSIC are adding Black Hills State University and the University of Nebraska, Kearney. But the NSIC may lose Upper Iowa University back to Division III or a possible return to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics through the North Star Athletic Association.
05-13-2019 08:52 AM
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May as well. 3/4 of hockey's 1-seeds were Duluth, Minnesota St, & St Cloud. MCAA Hockey > NCAA Hockey. Potentially program-saving news for the Gophers as they were lightyears behind the Minnesota-Duluth dynasty.

If the Dakota schools deny Augustana because they don't want their Sanford pot split with another school, they could fill that slot with Upper Iowa. Upper Iowa is now actively searching for a home and could establish a natural OOC rivarly with Northern Iowa.
05-13-2019 09:01 AM
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Trying to make the AP look like Yahoo News...

(05-13-2019 08:52 AM)Rube Dali Wrote:  The University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus will remain in the NCAA due to it's commitments to the Big Ten Conference.
05-13-2019 09:02 AM
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Can the Golden Gophers join too? It would eliminate Greg Flugaurs stupid BTM talk.
05-13-2019 09:10 AM
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(05-13-2019 09:10 AM)cubucks Wrote:  Can the Golden Gophers join too? It would eliminate Greg Flugaurs stupid BTM talk.

Oh, C'mon....

Flug's twitter is entertaining as hell after BTM dinners.

Even more entertaining is the Dude of WV's reactions.

Nothing like poking the realignment bear....
05-13-2019 09:27 AM
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(05-13-2019 09:27 AM)BadgerMJ Wrote:  
(05-13-2019 09:10 AM)cubucks Wrote:  Can the Golden Gophers join too? It would eliminate Greg Flugaurs stupid BTM talk.

Oh, C'mon....

Flug's twitter is entertaining as hell after BTM dinners.

Even more entertaining is the Dude of WV's reactions.

Nothing like poking the realignment bear....
Yes, I guess you're right. It is quite entertaining, I should say was, since he blocked me. Lol!
05-13-2019 09:36 AM
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(05-13-2019 08:52 AM)Rube Dali Wrote:  But the NSIC may lose Upper Iowa University back to Division III or a possible return to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics through the North Star Athletic Association.

That really needs to happen. I live in Iowa and forget about this school for years at a time. They finished 201 out of 268 d2 teams in the Learfield Cup. They are decent in men's wrestling and women's volleyball...and are terrible in everything else. Women's basketball went 0-22 in conference.

They have 900 students on campus and 5000 on line and in Asia. Is that really a D2 school?

They need a serious rebranding. Is there a name less sexy in all the world than Upper Iowa University? I propose Parker University in honor of UIU's most illustrious alumni: George Safford Parker, founder of the Parker Pen company. Their athletic mascot is the Peacocks ?!! Really. I imagine the football coach at halftime as they are getting crushed by Minn State-Makato telling his team, "I want you to go out there and fight like ... peacocks!" It just doesn't work.

The NAIA North Star would work well with a rivalry with Waldorf U, another school with a more students online than on campus, just 120 miles apart. Bellevue Univ is another school with more students online than on campus. It just makes a lot of sense. And so it will never happen.

*update: Google tells me there is a Parker University, a school of chiropractic in Dallas. Oh well, let's go with "Magee University" in honor of alum Carl Magee (1896), inventor of the parking meter. Hopefully Magee College in Ireland won't have a problem with that.
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